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Raggy Strip Quilting

Raggy Strip Quilting book from Four Corners Designs
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Raggy Strip Quilting suits today's busy & often stress-filled lifestyle.  It is easy, quick & provides relaxing comfort whether you are sewing or enjoying the finished project.  Machine quilting fits the relaxed look of raggy quilts & is easy to do because quilts are pieced & quilted block by block.

There are seven great projects - even for beginners.  Cut strips, sew straight lines - it doesn't have to be perfect!  There is no need to layer, quilt or bind & you get great results!  Choose from Raggy Log Cabin, Raggy Strip Vest, Rail Fence Baby Quilt, Raggy Tote, Raggy Churn Dash & Cabins & Trees, which is featured on the cover of book at left.

Almost any fabric can be used in raggy strip quilting, depending on the finished look you desire.  For an even, soft, shaggy look such as we prefer, homespuns are your best bet.  Using the Raggy Strip technique, seams are featured on the front of simply quilted projects instead of hidden away inside.  They can fray & fluff - adding a delightful 3-dimensional texture to a quilt, tote, vest or pillow, such as those featured to the right and below.

Raggy Strip Quilting tote, vest & pillow - Four Corners Designs
Raggy Strip
Tote, Vest & Pillow

Raggy Quilt Samples

Churn Dash raggy quilt pattern from Raggy Strip Quilting
Churn Dash

Baby Quilt pattern from Raggy Strip Quilting book
Baby Quilt

Sample of Cabin & Trees pattern from Raggy Strip Quilting
Cabins & Trees

Printed flannel on the quilt top compliments the texture of homespun fabrics & allows more
design possibilities.  Coordinating homespun & yarn dyed flannels have been used for the quilt back to achieve the even softness in frayed seams.

When washed & dried, the loose weave of homespun fabric frays easily & evenly, producing a soft, shaggy look.

Cotton prints, flannel & homespun can be combined successfully in raggy quilts.  When using cotton prints, add a layer of coordinating homespun between quilt top & quilt back to produce the desired texture.




Churn Dash rag quilt from Raggy Strip Quilting book of quilts
Churn Dash
Rag Quilt

Pieced blocks work too!  Using any fabrics of your choice, piece blocks in traditional patterns, then stitch with raggy quilt method, just as we have done in our Churn Dash rag quilt.

What could be easier: cut & sew fabric strips together; clip seams; wash & dry to create soft, fluffy seams.  That's it!  Surprisingly lightweight quilts & garments can be enjoyed year round with
 Raggy Strip Quilting.




Four Corners Designs
101 N. 2nd St.
Cissna Park, IL 60942